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involving the poison ricin. one letter was sent to president obama. another to a u.s. senator. this morning a suspicious package trigger add lockdown on capitol hill. scott mcfarland joins us now with word the lockdown has now been lifted. scott? >> reporter: just a short while ago, janet, not just a suspicious package but two suspicious letters tested as well, -- letters as well, all tested, all cleared. police officers and explosive sniffing dogs outside and inside the entrances on capitol hill. you can also see a hazardous materials truck there. lights flashing near the u.s. senate russell building. the third floor of the building locked down for a while today, including a hallway with the offices of pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey. >> there was a letter on this floor that was delivered that apparently is no longer a concern about, but in the interest of being careful, they shut down a corridor. >> reporter: in the past 24 hours, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison called ricin, one addressed to president owe bam. another -- president obama, another t
as a finger point at the obama administration. it was answered by california senator dianne feinstein who said in effect, wait a minute, there have been lots and lots and lots of terror plots since 9/11 thwarted by federal officials. this is not the rule, whatever happened at boston. point two, gun control suddenly will lurch to the forefront here in washington, pushing boston at least in this town off of front runner. the big vote on the post newtown gun control measure due, and this is a surprise, tomorrow. from the capital, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. >> we'll be watching that closely as well, thank you, steve. >>> today we learned more about the makeup of the bombs used in the attacks in botch. they're called pressurer cooker bombs. explosive material that's packed inside a pressure cooker and then set off. inside the bombs were nails, bb bullets, ball bearings and shards of metal that were spewed into the crowds when they exploded. this type of bomb is seen in afghanistan, india and pakistan. an al qaeda magazine recently published instructions on how to make one. investigato
for congress is screened. it has not been sent to an fbi crime lab. >>> also in washington, the senate judiciary committee is expected to roll out next week. a release was expected for tomorrow but was later delayed because of the bombings in boston. schumer met with president obama and discussed along with the so called gang of eight. here is what was discussed, a new requirement for employees to check the legal status of their workers. >> in 90 seconds five people arrested for the murder of a bay area paramedic. what the police chief found most upsetting about the suspects. >> it's a case of high vandalism in south san jose. we'll tell you why the investigators say the sabatour knew pactly what he was doing. >> and temperatures are beginning to fall. i'll tell you which areas may have some morning fog. wrap >>> firefighters say the homeowner told them there were 200 rounds of ammunition in the garage. the crews were able to put out the fire in about two hours. no word on what caused that fire. >>> investigators in the south bay are looking for the person who sabotaged a pg & e substa
in washington, the senate judiciary committee is expected to roll out next week. a release was expected for tomorrow but was later delayed because of the bombings in boston. schumer met with president obama and discussed along with the so called gang of eight. here is what was discussed, a new requirement for employees to check the legal status of their workers. >> in 90 seconds five people arrested for the murder of a bay area paramedic. what the police chief found most upsetting about the suspects. >> it's a case of high vandalism in south san >>> firefighters say the homeowner told them there were 200 rounds of ammunition in the garage. the crews were able to put out the fire in about two hours. no word on what caused that fire. >>> investigators in the south bay are looking for the person who sabotaged a pg & e substation and fiberoptics line. christien kafton is live in san jose where investigators say the nature of this vandalism is helping them to narrow their potential list of suspects. >> reporter: we're here at the sheriff's command center. they're looking for evidence at thi
obama contained a suspicious substance it was intercepted tuesday at an off-site mail facility. nbc news learned the letter came from the same person suspected of mailing a letter to mississippi senator roger wicker this week which field tested positive for the poison ricin. >> review by a washington-based think tank it, quote, indisputable that the u.s. engaged in torture following the nefb terror attacks and the bush administration bears responsibility. the report by the constitution project looked at prisoners interrogated at guantanamo bay, in afghanistan, and iraq and secret cia prisons. john bolton calls the report completely divorced from reality. >>> american airlines is hope for nye near normal operations today one day after the massive computer melt down canceled almost 1,000 flights tuesday and left thousands of other passengers stranded. american apologized for the outage that effected reservations, boarding passes, even the pumping of fuel on planes. now, it left many passengers in long lines and unable to book other flights. >>> new trouble today for former south carolina g
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